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Old Posted Sep 10, 2012, 6:32 PM
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Originally Posted by unihikid View Post
there was a mayfair for ever the mid 90s when i was in my teens we would go to loehmanns for shoes.then afterwards the farmers market had a long building along fairfax where they had shops and at the end of the shops was antique alley,its funny how in 15-20 years things have changed so much in that area.
Anecdotally, there were at least two grocery stores on the south side of Third Street, east of Fairfax and across from the Farmer's Market. As I noted in previous posts, in '73 Market Basket occupied the location now known as the Ross Clothing Store (6298 W. Third Street). The second store, I believe would have been located at 6350 W Third, today operated by Whole Foods. You remember it as being Mayfair. Others I have spoken with remember it as a Market Basket, Safeway, Von's and even Ralphs (which I do recall being on the corner of Third and LaBrea.) Curiously, I haven't found any listings for prior food stores at that location in the directories I have perused. They do include SavOn Drugs (6360 W. Third)!

I too vaguely recall the collection of Antique/Consignment stores, a Post Office and the Gilmore Bank (which I think also housed antique stores).
Postmodern Prairie Style 1955:

Marilyn Monroe reportedly helps celebrate opening day of Bank,with AF Gilmore, 1955 (??)

My memories go back to Quinn's Market on Larchmont and Melrose and Smiths' Food King in Beverly Hills.

266 N. Larchmont. Before Quinns, in '67 Safeway.

Master of disguise, the late Bob Hope in "Eight on the Lam" at 1st and Larchmont.

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